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Staying at Jack Windmill

Boutique luxury holiday accommodation at Jack Windmill, architect-designed house on the South Downs


staying at jack windmill

Jack Windmill's Mill House and Granary are lived in as a family home, and are available for occasional holiday lets, awaydays and as a location.  Up to seventeen people can be accommodated in the House and Granary buildings, both with glamorous living and entertaining spaces.  Nearest train station, Hassocks, is 2 miles away with frequent connections taking less than an hour to London Victoria and London Bridge.  Brighton is easily accessible.

Originally built in 1963 for golf writer and broadcaster Henry Longhurst, the house was reconfigured and rebuilt by award winning architects Featherstone Young in 2016.  It retains its original mid-century glamour while being a luxurious and fully updated family home.  The house won two awards in the RIBA South East Awards 2017, including a Conservation Award, and was named by the Evening Standard as one of the three best architectural escapes in the UK.

From the main living room and terrace, and the upper floor snug, you'll enjoy panoramic views across the Sussex weald and sensational sunsets.

The extensive gardens include a walled garden with outdoor dining space, wood-burning pizza oven, rope swings for the children and a fruit orchard.

The Granary building houses a double-height entertaining space with Steinway grand piano perfect for musical evenings, parties and dinners.

The main house includes five bedrooms: one superking double, one kingsize double, two children's bedrooms each sleeping four in bunkbeds, and one single room. Bedrooms share two family bathrooms - one shower, one shower-over-bath. All bedrooms have beautiful vistas onto the garden or towards the windmill itself.

There are two further double bedrooms in the Granary, sharing a wetroom bathroom.  Please note that Granary bedrooms have no window coverings: eye masks are provided.

Wifi, Sonos, TV and DVD player are available in the Mill House along with a good selection of DVDs and books.  There's parking for two cars at the house, and further parking available at the public car park beside Jill Windmill next door.

There is currently no access for guests to Jack Windmill itself, which is under repair by local millwrights.  Jack is part of a famous landmark pair of windmills, Jack and Jill, known collectively as Clayton Windmills.  Jill Windmill is cared for by the Jack and Jill Windmills Society and is open to the public on most Sundays between April and September.






school holidays

£1200-1500/night (5 night minimum stay during the summer: 2 night minimum at other times).


midweek stays outside school holidays

£950/night (2 night minimum). 


half terms and weekends at all other times

£950-1500/night depending on the time of year.